Of all the countries I have visited Japan is now on the list of my favorites. Although I only explored the amazing Kyoto area I would love to go back in see more of this lovely country. The country is physically beautiful with so much interesting culture, but I found the people to be the most beautiful thing as they were so friendly and well mannered!
One of my favorite parts of visiting Kyoto was the Arashiyama area. I'm a huge animal lover and the monkey park was one of my favorite parts of visiting Japan. The monkeys were so much fun and being so well watched and taken care of by the staff. I have visited monkeys in other areas of the world and you had to be careful because they were quite aggressive. These monkeys we're very shy. I had a hard time getting them to look at me when I wanted to take a photo of them. They are very well fed so they are not looking for food from humans. This attraction is rated number 13 out of more than 900 other attractions on Trip Adviser.
Although the monkeys in this park are not actively looking for food, you can purchase a small amount of fruits for a small amounts of money to feed the monkeys. As you can see from the photos below I really enjoyed this activity! They are so quick and we will take the fruit from you no matter how hard you try to hold onto it for a little bit longer!
The park is open from 9:00 to 5:00 most of the year. During during the winter months between November and March the park closes at 4:00 PM. The price for admission is approximately $5.00 USD for adults and $2.35 USD for children.